The Government commenced its Review into the Taxi and Hire Vehicle industries in late 2016. The Review has comprised industry consultation, market research on consumer habits and preferences, and detailed research and analysis of evidence from Australia and beyond.
A draft framework was released for public consultation on 30 September 2018. Seventy four submissions were received, predominantly from taxi licence owners and owner-operators, but also from the two ride-source platforms that were then operating in Tasmania (Uber and Shebah), Equal Opportunity Tasmanian (EOT) and TasCOSS. Most stakeholders were generally supportive of existing regulation in the taxi and hire vehicle industries.
A new regulatory framework for the on-demand passenger transport sector was released late last year for public consultation, including a draft Bill which will give effect to many of the changes. The consultation period closed on 21 February 2020 and feedback received was considered by the Government.
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